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SAMA’ Presents: Jason Kaakoush (and more!)

Returning to the capital after her summer debut, renowned DJ and techno instigator SAMA’ has teamed up with Marsm to curate a late-night takeover at Electowerkz. For this event, SAMA’ will be featuring and playing with her top picks from the Middle Eastern and international electronic music scenes. SAMA’ Sama’ (aka. Skywalker) is the DJ […]

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Stances- مواقف: North African Multimedia & Performance Festival

FILMS | MUSIC | EXHIBITION | PHOTOGRAPHY | DESIGN | POETRY | WORKSHOPS Now in its 2nd edition, STANCES – مواقف is a multimedia & performance festival dedicated to contemporary artists from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria who take daring and critical stances towards their ever-changing social and political landscape, either amongst their respective diasporas or […]

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Marcel & Rami Khalifé

Revered oud player Marcel Khalifé reinvents his much-loved music with his son Rami and French jazz drummer Aymeric Westrich. This is Khalifé as you’ve never seen him – stripped back from the large ensemble he usually performs with. Played on just oud, piano and drums, we hear his songs in a new way, as the […]

Maurice Louca

Maurice Louca Elephantine Band

 MARSM UK and Kings Place present Maurice Louca, an Egyptian musician and composer born in Cairo, is one of the most gifted, prolific and adventurous figures on Egypt’s thriving experimental arts scene today. Maurice Louca has in recent years garnered a global reputation through two previous solo albums and an expanding, evolving lineup of genre-defying […]

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Cairokee: ‘Ugly Ducklings’ UK Album Premier

Articulating the many elements of contemporary Egyptian society that drive their generation, Cairokee’s music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi. Their anthemic calls for freedom, self-reflection and societal changes are an innate reflection of their phenomenal song-writing abilities and fan base, and have placed them at the top of Egypt’s […]


Sila (صلة): Palestine-London DJ exchange

Underpinning the burgeoning musical partnerships between Palestine and London comes Sila   (صلة) – a vibrant musical exchange tour that celebrates the movement of local grassroots music scenes and the artists at the forefront of their music revolutions. This July, Haifa’s Kabareet founders and Moody Kablawi will team up with their London peers – the […]


Mo Khansa & Kabareh Cheikhats (London Debut)

Part of Shubbak 2019* Mo Khansa & Kabareh Cheikhats (London Debut) Genre defying performances from Casablanca and Beirut: Popular songs meet aerial, drag and DJs in anarchic line-up. Mo Khansa/ خنسا From Beirut comes Mo Khansa: multi-genre musician, performer and aerialist. Contemporary belly-dance, drag, aerial work, middle-eastern avant-pop electronica all meet in a genre-defying performance […]

Rim Bana

The Trace of The Butterfly: A Tribute to Rim Banna | LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in partnership with MARSM UK presents a tribute concert to the renowned Palestinian singer Rim Banna who passed away in 2018, following a decade-long battle with breast cancer. A pivotal and influential figure in the contemporary Palestinian music scene, this one-off performance brings together some of her closest peer musicians to […]

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The Trace of the Butterfly – A Tribute to Rim Banna

MARSM and Shubbak (2019) present: Singer-songwriter Tania Saleh, pianist Faraj Suleiman, MC Bu Kolthoum and former Yuma singer Sabrine Jenhani join a line-up of Palestinian musicians to celebrate the life and music of singer and activist Rim Banna. After a ten-year struggle with breast cancer, Palestinian singer Rim Banna’s life was cut short in March […]